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I'm looking at my boys and they're looking back at me and I can't quite really believe that they're mine; that I created them. Two tiny little humans, that together with their Daddy, I made.

It's hard to understand the feelings of pride and love and every other overhwhleming emotion you feel towards your children when you're a parent, until you actually become a parent yourself. 

I was never a maternal person until a year or so before I had Ethan, I didn't really understand the love and joy that having little people would bring to my life. I never knew how content it would make me feel. How much more alive I would feel. How a hole would be filled that I didn't even realise was there. 

All parents love their children, they love them dearly. But there's much more than love there - there's so many other feelings that come when you're somebody's Mummy or Daddy, with pride being one of the biggest and the best.

How To Give Your Home a Family-Friendly Summer Makeover

There’s something special about spending the summertime at home with the family. Sure, the summer is all about trips to the beach, picnics in the park and booking holidays. But it’s also about hosting BBQ’s in the garden, having friends and family round to enjoy the lighter evenings, and making the most of your garden space while you can.

For homeowners, it also opens up another door: tackling those home improvements that you put off all through the winter. The summer months are generally best for assessing what needs repairing or upgrading, and getting on with it while the weather is warmer - especially for any outdoor tasks.
Summer home updates can range from large remodelling projects to little changes that need doing around the house. Knowing where to start, and which ones are worth it, can sometimes be the problem that encourages people to leave it for another year.

Here, we’ve put together a list of summer home improvement ideas which will make your home a more enjoyable place for the family this summer: 

6 Ways To Make The Most Out Of Your Family Garden

Work on our garden finished early this year and honestly, I think out of all the money that we've spent turning our house into a home, doing our garden really has got to be one of my favourite things that we've done! There's nothing like sitting out in the fresh air with a drink on our new outdoor sofa on our new decking area in the sun, looking back at our family home and everything we've achieved with it whilst watching our two little boys play. It's bliss! 

Today I am going to share a few ideas that I have, plus some things that we've done personally for making the most out of a family garden, no matter what the size. 

9 Of The Best Amazon Buys I've Bought Over The Years

Before I begin I should tell you that this isn't a collaborative post with Amazon, I simply go to Amazon for most things and over the years I have found and purchased quite a few things that we absolutely love and use daily or near enough daily.

Amazon is the place I always check first when it comes to finding out the usual cost of something. They tend to have pretty much everything on there from tech to toys, to home decor to cleaning products and so much more - I've even bought cat food and litter from there too! Their prices always seem to be really good and some stores will even price match with Amazon if you ask them too.

Over on my YouTube channel today, I've explained in more depth why these 9 items below have made the list when it comes to some of my top Amazon purchases (though it was particularly hard to narrow it down), but here's a small run down also.

6 Cleaning Hacks That I Wish I'd Known About Sooner

Anyone else feel like they're forever chasing their tail with trying to keep the house tidy and clean?! Once I've finished one room, you can bet that another is always sure to have been turned upside down. 

And so because of this, I'm always looking for tips, tricks and hacks to help me save time on getting the house jobs done and over the years I've learnt a few little things that have turned out to be pretty genius. 

I always think that it's good to share and so below are a few cleaning hacks that I wish I had known about sooner.. 

Happy 6th Birthday Ethan

In a way, I can't really remember life without Ethan. But in another way, I can't really believe that he's just turned six years old. That, Adam and I have a six-year-old. It's a funny age, on one hand, I think six is still so young, but I'm also aware that Ethan's also starting to become a tad more grown up. It's amazing to watch his personality and knowledge of the world develop more and more, but I'm always aware of what so many people with older children tell me - it all goes so fast and then before you know it they're in college/university and all grown up themselves. So Adam and I do our best to always try to create memories with the boys that will last a lifetime for us all. 

It's not always easy to create those special memories though of course, parenthood is no walk in the park, in any sense of the phrase. We're winging it most of the time, just as I believe most parents are. And sometimes there are times that I know we both feel we could have handled things differently, but that's parenthood, in a nutshell, to be honest - we're continually learning and Ethan as our first, leads the way in helping us to learn first hand what parenting entails. 

For Ethan's birthday this year, the theme was Pokemon. He seems to have a different theme each year,  - so far we've had planes, dinosaurs, cats and now pokemon. He's hugely into Lego also and takes after his Daddy in that respect, but Lego seems to be a running theme throughout Ethan's birthdays. He loves to create and to collect and Lego and Pokemon cards are ideal for that. 

Creating A Special Birthday Surprise

When it comes to occasions, I honestly don't think it's possible to beat something that's been handmade. Handmade gifts are so special, they're completely personal, totally unique and the thought that goes into them is a sure way to let somebody know that you truly care. 

Ethan, my eldest little boy turned 6 on the 17th and the day before his birthday my youngest little boy, Logan had been a very busy boy creating something really special in the form of a handmade birthday card and some very tasty Pokemon biscuits to celebrate his big brothers birthday. 

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